Rotozaza / Ant Hampton / Silvia Mercuriali

Out of Graz, Performance / Austrian premiere


27.9.2015, 9.10.2015, 10.10.2015,11.10.2015, 16.10.2015 & 
14:30 – 21:00
Wahlweise in deutscher oder englischer Sprache

Porubsky Halle Leoben

Production specifics

Englische Version

Produktion Paul Bennun (Somethin' Else)

Gefördert von Arts Council England

Deutsche Version

Produktion HAU Hebbel am Ufer

Two people are sitting at a table, following stage directions through headphones. That’s all – no actors, no costumes, no dramatic changes of light. “Etiquette” invites two visitors at a time to act an unknown play, just for each other. 

Guided by instructions from two MP3 players, two visitors act out a story that may seem strangely familiar to them. But is this really just a play? Is the other person hearing something completely different? Why the serious looks, the sudden laughs? You become part of a production that often arouses memories of famous scenes from film or theatre.

Ant Hampton and Silvia Mercuriali developed this concept based on Godard films, in which two strangers often strike up a conversation as if coincidentally, like the one between a young prostitute and a philosopher in Vivre Sa Vie. These often aimless and at the same time profound conversations form the background for the “Autoteatro”. What do you tell a stranger? How do you tell it? Which offers do you take up and which do you not? “Etiquette” is a performance for the moment – created for and by two visitors alone.

Konzept / Idee: Ant Hampton
Konzept / Idee: Silvia Mercuriali
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Katja Timmerberg
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Rotozaza